The United States Embassy has announced the commencement of evacuation of its citizens from Nigeria due to the spread of coronavirus in the country.
The Embassy confirmed this Monday night on its official Twitter handle, @US Mission Nigeria.
It said multiple emergency flights departing from Lagos and Abuja had been confirmed for this week.
The mission urged Americans booked for the flights not to come to the airport until they had been contacted by officials.
The Twitter post read, “The US Consulate in Lagos has confirmed multiple emergency flights for this week departing from Lagos and Abuja. Please do not come to the airport until we have contacted you directly. Please shelter in place and await further information.”
Germany, Israel, and France have also evacuated their nationals from Nigeria.